Chiang Mai

Portrait artist at the Sunday Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sketch Artist at the Sunday Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of a sketch artist drawing a portrait at the Sunday Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. A customer had handed him a photo on their iPad for him to sketch from. The portrait has only just begun in this photo, but looking at his other pieces on display the finished product would… Read More

Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Instagramming Chiang Mai

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It’s time for another Instagram round up post! Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand for two months is one of the greatest travel experiences that I’ve had. It was the first time that I’ve actually stayed still for an extended period of time while overseas, and during that time I was able to discover the benefits… Read More

Quiet neighbourhood in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photos: The Backstreets of Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is the first place I’ve ever stayed in a foreign country for longer than a couple of weeks. During my two months in this city in Northern Thailand I realised the benefits of an extended stay in one place. Once I had seen all of the popular tourist attractions, temples and markets, I… Read More

Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photos from Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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There are some temples in Chiang Mai that seem to attract all of the tourists, while there are others that are just as impressive but see very little tourist traffic. Since I had visited the more popular temples during my first visit to Chiang Mai, this time around I decided to check out some of… Read More

Clothes stalls at the Sunday Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photo Essay: Walking the Sunday Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Every Sunday afternoon in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Rachadamnoen Rd – the main street through the Old City – is closed off to all traffic to become one big long night market. From the central area around Tha Pha Gate, stalls set up all along the road right up to Wat Phra Singh, and they sell… Read More

Viharn at Wat Chiang Mun in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Viharn at Wat Chiang Mun in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of the viharn at the Buddhist temple of Wat Chiang Mun in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wat Chiang Mun was originally built in 1297 at the founding of the city, making it the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. You could easily spend a couple of days temple hopping around the city, but… Read More

Trishaw on Jalan Muntri in Chinatown, Penang

Why it took us two days to travel from Thailand to Malaysia

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If you have even a basic knowledge of Geography, you’ll know that Thailand and Malaysia are bordering countries. There is very little distance to travel between the two. In fact, it only takes one hour to fly between the two capital cities of Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. So when I say that it took us… Read More

Fried Street Food Snacks in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Fried Street Food Snacks in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of some deep fried street food snacks at the Sunday Night Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Although I’m not much of a shopper, I love visiting markets in Asia simply for the food. Chiang Mai has lots of markets, so I was always kept happy. The Sunday Night Market is popular… Read More

Interior of Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Interior of Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of the interior of Wat Monthian in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wat Monthian is a beautiful Buddhist temple located along the northern section of the ring road that surrounds the Old City, and is just a short walk west from Chang Pheuak Gate. When we visited, we had the whole place to… Read More

Roadside restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Roadside Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Today’s travel photo is of a roadside restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand. These little food stalls and eateries may not look very appealing to you, but I’ve found through my travels over the years that it is these sort of places where you will find the best local food. The food in these little roadside… Read More

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